Although, like other entertainment venues across the land, Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre remains closed, they are still engaged in supporting their community. Since the start of the Covid crisis in March 2020, they have created more than 20 new films created opportunities for freelance emerging artists, supporting them to create new works. As well as this, they have provided grant funding of over £200,000 to local community organisations offering wellbeing support, essentials, and emergency food supplies.
Their upcoming Spring 2021 Season includes a world-premiere of A Whirl Round The Gaiety – an original film produced with the University of the West of Scotland; Meet Jan Black – a new drama, in association with Glasgow theatre company Wonder Fools, written for The Gaiety by Scottish playwright Johnny McKnight starring Maureen Beattie; a new Schools project There’s an Alien in Ayrshire from Bea Webster; an outdoor family-friendly mystery adventure series with The Secret Society of the Glorious Goat and Write Me In – FREE female-led creative writing workshops in playwriting and writing for television guided by experienced female writers and led by Maryam Hamidi.
Dates for the above mentioned shows are:
Write Me In: Coming March 2021
A Whirl Around The Gaiety: Thursday 4th March – Sunday 21st March 2021
Gaiety Guests with Jerry Taylor: From Friday 26th March 2021
Meet Jan Black: Thursday 1st April – Saturday 3rd April 2021
The Secret Society of The Glorious Goat: From Friday 16th April 2021
There’s an Alien in Ayrshire: Coming May 2021.
The full line-up of the free workshops will be announced in the coming weeks on The Gaiety website. Advanced booking is recommended by emailing the Gaiety’s Creative Engagement Team.
From this varied Season, there’s bound to be something to connect with and enjoy until the Gaiety curtain rises again.